No day at Coney Island is complete with a few good snacks and cold drinks! Here, we’ve rounded up the most classic and time-honored eateries on and near the boardwalk where you can grab a bite or beverage while strolling along the beach or seeking thrills on the historic rides!

1. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

Nathan's Famous Hotdogs, a famous Coney Island Food joint

You knew this would be on the list! Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs is synonymous with Coney Island. Founded in 1916 by Nathan Handwerker, the landmark establishment has stood at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues for more than 100 years. Home to the annual hot dog eating contest, this location still boasts its original neon signs from the 1920s and holds the city’s oldest liquor license, acquired right after Prohibition ended.